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Eight municipalities now require masks outside


MasksThe Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes has ordered that in eight municipalities of the Côte d'Azur, wearing a mask will have to be mandatory outside in certain areas. In agreement with the respective mayors, the mask requirement applies in parts of Biot, La Gaude, Menton, Mougins, Nice, Saint-Cézaire-Sur-Siagne, Saint-Laurent-Du-Var and Vence.

According to the decree of the Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes, people over the age of eleven, except those who can present a medical certificate, are required from now on to wear a mask in certain areas of the Côte d'Azur. Non-compliance will result in a fine of 135 euros (it is now also the case in Nice, where it was previously only 35 euros.) 

In cooperation with the mayors of the concerned municipalities, the following areas have been established:


Masks are compulsory around the Jardin Fédéric Mistral. Events taking place in public spaces will also require the use of a mask.

La Gaude

Masks are compulsory in Les Nertières business district and at the Sainte-Apolline and Place Sciandra markets.

Menton (from 10 am to 1 am)

The pedestrian areas concerned are Rues Saint-Michel, Gélis, Pélisson, des Marins, Trenca and the squares of Clémenceau, aux Herbes, du Cap, Fornari and Koenig; the Esplanade des Sablettes area with the Quais Bonaparte, Napoléon III, Gordon Bennett, Impératrice Eugénie, the deck of the Esplanade des Sablettes and the Promenade; the Bastion area (Quai de Monléon, Esplanade Francis Palméro and Mail du Bastion); in the Promenade du Soleil zone, the Promenade du Soleil up to Place d'Armes, Avenue Sadi Carnot and Avenue Félix Faure are affected. 


The old town; Tournamy - Val de Mougins: Avenue de Tourmany, Tourmany intersection, Avenue Font Roubert and Avenue Maréchal Juin; Campane/Carimaï: Avenue Maréchal Juin, the Blanchisserie intersection, Chemin de Carimaï to the Avenue de l'Aubarede intersection; Campelieres/Blanchisserie: Chemin des Campalières, Avenue du Campon from the crossroads to the Churchill roundabout; Saint-Basile/Tzanck: avenue Saint-Basile, avenue Maurice-Donat to Allée des Ormes; Mougins le Haut: place des Arcades.

Nice (from 10 am to 1 am)

You can find the corresponding areas here:


Outdoor masks must be worn during the markets at Place du Général-de-Gaulle, Rue de la République, Boulevard Courmes and Placette des Ormeaux. 


Place Foata (access to Saint-Laurent-du-Var train station), Avenue Guynemer (around the CAP 3000 shopping centre), Avenue Donadeï, from the Cousteau promenade to Avenue H.; Lantelme (around the CAP 3000 shopping centre), J-Y Cousteau promenade, Landsberg promenade, Promenade des Goélands, Promenade des Flots Bleus, Port, Môle Ouest - Quai de la Capitainerie and also on the following markets Rue du 11 Novembre and Esplanade du Levant on Sundays, Place Jean-Moulin on Saturdays, Place du Vallonné on Wednesdays and Avenue Donadeï on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Masks are compulsory during all events taking place in public places, in particular at the Place du Grand Jardin, Place Clémenceau, Place Godeau, and the Tréteaux de Vence.

For more information :



David Lisnard, Cannes' mayor, has now made it compulsory to wear a mask in enclosed private spaces. The new areas concerned by this new measure are all the common private spaces that the public has access to: elevators, hallways, entrances, etc. 

This new municipality regulation comes in view of the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Alpes-Maritimes department. It is in accordance with the opinion of the High Council of Public Health issued on 15 August. 


Since 17 August at 6 am, the municipality of Toulon has updated their decree regarding the obligation of wearing masks. From now on, every one aged eleven or over are required to wear a mask in the old centre of Toulon as well as in the rue Lamalgue, in all public indoor and outdoor spaces. 

- Elvira Otto